16.10 - INIT - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Support Utilities

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
featnum
B035-1180-161K

Purpose

The INIT command can damage the File System B*Tree such that data can be removed or lost permanently. If used incorrectly, any changes might be irreversible.

The INIT command initializes the current cylinder or range of cylinders to free by deleting the contained DBs, releasing the cylinder back into the general storage pool, and removing the cylinder from the MI.

Syntax



/Y
Prevents Filer from prompting for confirmation before executing the command.

Usage Notes

This command is not valid if the prompt reflects a range selection. The INIT command is allowed only at the CI prompt.

INIT is the same as DELETE with a cylinder context. The command also initializes WAL log cylinders. For information on how to initialize or remove other objects, see DELETE.

INIT displays a confirmation prompt before initializing the cylinder.